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with him from that point on, it didn't matter where he was. i think president obama probably the same. it doesn't matter what they are doing, there is always something in back of their mind and in their eye you can tell are we doing everything we possibly can do to prevent this from happening again? thankfully, this is not partisan issue when it comes to fighting al-qaeda and setting up protocols in the united states to keep us safe. it was not a democrat issue or a republican issue. american one. success so far. vigilance is the most important thing we can do on the 11 anniversary. >> eric: we owe a debt of gratitude to george bush and dick cheney for setting the wheels in motion immediately. immediately upon that attack that kept us safe since that day on american soil. >> dana: one of the big issues there to prevent it the intelligence community and law enforcement could not speak to one another. there was a law that made -- put up a wall between the two. that was torn down. we're safer. >> bob: the c.i.a. had information they shared with the f.b.i. that may have been able to do so
. >> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. president obama is looking for support in the state of iowa. congressman paul ryan is doing a joint rally in jacksonville, florida. after stopping in ohio, governor romney is looking to hold on to the spotlight following the republican party convention in tampa. in cincinnati he slammed president obama for not keeping his promise to fix a broken economy. >> one of the promises he made he was going to create more jobs and to to date, 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work. let me tell you if you have a coach that is zero and 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> gregg: steve is live in jacksonville, florida. >> reporter: so it will be romney and ryan giving special attention to the jacksonville area, much like they did to the cincinnati area a week ago to share joint appeal there. earlier today as you pointed out romney was in the cincinnati area laying out the case and in the middle of the remarks or toward the end he was talking about the different things including one about unity. >> this is time for us to come together a
barack obama during the 2008 election and he continues in that role today. welcome to all of you. thank you for being here. i will turn things over to ron and joe. >> can everybody hear me out there? year ago. bill, do you want to join us? that way he does now have to talk back and forth between us. joel, i appreciate coming. >> good to be here. >> this is a follow up on a conversation we had last week in tampa with ron kaufman when we talk a little bit about race and politics. it made a little bit of news. this is something you and i have talked about over the years and we have agreed to disagree. do you think the president's race is the factor at all in this election? >> we talked a lot about it in 2008. president obama, when he was running in 2008 said, " i won't win this election because i am african-american and i won't lose this race because i am african-american parco i think that was true then and i think it is true today. there is a lot the on in this country coming in this world, they are concerned about. this election is about big things in their lives. he has been present fo
. president obama is in florida looking to pick up the state's treasure trove of 29 electoral votes. any moment he is xooptd to take the stage. ed henry is traveling with the president. what is happening there? >> reporter: final steps of the campaign, two months to go. they are shadowing each other. yesterday it was governor romney going to iowa and new hampshire that the president went to to try to get a bounce of the national convention. today as the president in florida starting a bus tour. that is where governor romney had the republican national convention. this is key because of the electoral votes, but the real clear politics average how tight it is. it is basically 47.3% for the president. 46.7% for mitt romney. can't get much closer than that. the president is trying to sort of get those few undecided voters in his camp. there is a huge choice both on medicare and affects senior citizens but the economy. he was mocking mitt romney earlier for being obsessed. >> all he has to offer is the same prescription they've had for 30 years. tax cuts, tax cuts, got a few gut a few regulat
officials are speaking at the ceremony at new york's ground zero. president obama and the first lady attended a ceremony at the passenger today. the president laying a wreath before making comments. >> the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate or division, it will be a safer world, a stronger nation, and a people more united than ever before. god bless the memories of those we lost. jon: you won't have to watch any attack ads today, both the president and republican presidential nominee governor mitt romney pulled all negative ads in honor of 9/11. today governor romney issued this statement. eleven years ago evil descended upon our country taking thousands of lives in an unspeakable act against innocence. america will never forget those who perished. america will never stop caring for the loved ones they left behind and america will remain ever vigilant against those who would do us harm. eric shawn covered the attacks that morning, with us here at fox, he's live at ground zero now. eric, what is going on? >> jon, you know it has been eleven years but it seems as if no
machine, and was taking on john mccain. at that point the obama posters were fresh and new, hadn't faded yet. to some degree we're going to be remind the of the 2008. the comparisons will be made. i don't think there's going to be the same excitement in the convention hall for barack obama that there was last time around. people are going to be asking why that is, and it's going to have something to do with the obama record. it's going to have something to do with the way he's conducted his presidency. that's something democrats are going to have to explain. >> 30 seconds. >> the president was not challenged in the primaries. a new president seeking re-election. if he wins, he will be for the second time truly historic. the last time we elected with an employment rate above as it raying raying. it dropped continuously the year before. a plummet raise has not dropped. it's ticked upped in recent months. if president obama winds, it will be because of demographic shifts, his ability to persuade voters. it's better than the alternative. be historic. >> we will see you both in charlotte. c-s
. >> the white house says president obama's thoughts and prayers are with the family of a florida police officer who died in a crash during i presidential motorcade. upter police officer bruce saint laurent was killed when a pickup truck hit his motorcycle. it is being investigated as vehicular homicide. >>> new campaign fund-raising numbers out for the president. his campaign says it raised more than mitt romney in the month of august with a total of $114 million to romney's 111 million. on the campaign trail in florida sunday president obama told supporters his opponents are not very good when it comes to crunching numbers. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadership. >> the latest tracking poll shows a post-convention bounce. the president leading mitt romney 49% to 44%. that's up from just 1 percentage point before democratic national convention. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney campaigns in ohio today in an interview on nbc's "
a chance to fix it. gerri: one comment about obama's and the voters. >> if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama should you feel that way now that he is president? [applause] there is something wrong with the job he has done with the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. [laughter] [cheers and applause] >> it was not a personal attack where his integrity or character but his job performance. you don't feel so giddy. it is a great line. appealing to the emotional reaction to those who do remember how optimistic they were and now how disappointed they are where we are. gerri: another comment was about obama's performance with the environment. it was all laugh line but not deliver that way. >> obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. [laughter] and and 'll the planets. my promise is to help you and your family. gerri: that introduction was funny. >> key is not a stand-up comic do not stand on your laugh line. raise your voice that you are clear you are sarcastic some the people were not sure if he was serious. he had a facial expansion but you
's targeting two major groups with this new move, women who have a strong preference for president obama in the polls and the everyday american. many of whom are likely suspicious of him right now especially considering his 47% remark and his thoughts that middle class income is about $250,000. this whole campaign switch is a sign romney knows he's in trouble and he can't depend on the debates to turn his poll numbers around. while he's not backtracking on his 47% remark, he does seem to be covering it up a bit. in a q&a session on univision he promised to be president for the 100% and to tackle illegal immigration. he says he's not in favor of mass deportation and that what he means by self-deportation is for people to decide on their own whether to go back home or enter this country legally. but when it comes to specific policy we haven't heard much from him. back with more. stay with us. action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. th
plan were done by democratic economists. and president obama says that think tank also has republicans. but one thing is that the president is using bill clinton more and more to make his case and he will be in florida tuesday and wednesday, trying to stand up for the president. >> eric: the theme of the convention continuing, obviously. >> reporter: no doubt about t. it was funny, yesterday, the president on the stump was saying after bill clinton's big speech and the theme was what you heard from the president, look, we have made progress, but we have a lot more work to do, trying to plead, give me four years, as bill clinton said. the president was saying here on the stump, he got a stump from someone saying, you should bill clinton secretary of explaining stuff because he made a strong case. he added, it was actually a different word than stuff. but he wanted to clean it up a little bit. on the weekend, especially sunday morning, that's a good idea. >> eric: that would be a long session, with the former president going on-- >> reporter: it did go on for a while. >> eric: great to
hurting. >>> the road to charlotte, president obama takes the first step towards the democratic national convention with a march through swing states. >>> new polls from the gop convention. did mitt romney get any bounce after his big speech thursday night? >>> labor day travel. there could be at least one record set when it comes to driving this weekend. we'll bring you those details. a very good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're going to get to what's happening right now and that is isaac. the remnants of this storm slowly moving through the midwest bringing new trouble but drought relief to some parts. this is people on the gulf coast just beginning to assess the storm's impact. power crews are restoring electricity in louisiana, but more than half a million people are without service. in mississippi, nearly 3600 customers are without power. our cameras flew with the coast guard over louisiana' flooded areas, more than 5,000 people remain in shelters and the storm is blamed for six deaths. >>> crews are releasing water from a dam from the lake. they say th
wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now
, as dictated by president obama down pennsylvania avenue, if they want to work a budget together and we can work these things out together, we can come back in a heartbeat. we'll be ready to go. but we saw with that supercommittee, just as i predicted in july of last year, they didn't want an agreement. apparently my friend talking in the last hour didn't know but pat toomey's made a proposal that would have caused more tax that is had to be paid by the wealthiest in the nation. that are already the top 18%, pay 39% of the taxes. well, if they get 39% of the income, they should. but they only get 13% income. but they wanted to pay more. here is a proposal in good faith by republicans we'll raise revenue, and it was reported here locally that, gee, some of the democrats said this may do the trick. we may get to an agreement now. this is great. thanks for doing this. we can reach an agreement. then they go away and must have talked to harry reid and president obama and you can see the game plan. you got to go back and tell them we are not going to reach an agreement because our best help for
visiting the disaster area in louisiana. mitt romney toured the damage on friday. president obama is scheduled to be there on monday. but neither is slowing their campaign down, as governor romney tries to capitalize on his convention momentum. but there's new questions this morning about that bizarre clint eastwood speech. it's "your voice, your vote." and reena ninan leads off our coverage. hi, reena. >> reporter: good morning. 66 days before the election began, team romney wasted no time. going straight to battleground states, convincing voters why there needs to be new leadership in the white house. >> governor mitt romney. >> reporter: just hours after leaving tampa, mitt romney and paul ryan hit the trail hard, driving their convention messages home. >> i want to make sure that every person in this country that wants a job can find one. >> reporter: romney, remaining positive, pushing his economic agenda. >> time to give someone new a chance. hold us accountable. >> what a great convention, huh? >> reporter: ryan, who took on president obama in his primetime speech, continue
of the island. >>> president barack obama's numbers are looking up on two fronts this morning. his campaign says it raised more than mitt romney did in the month of august. a total of $114 million. compared to mitt romney's $111 million. more than half of that came from 1.1 million people who donated an average of $58 each. and the latest gallup daily tracking poll shows a post-convention bounce for the president. he leads mitt romney 49% to 44%. that is up one percentage point from before the democratic national convention. >>> president obama's thoughts and prayers are with the family of a florida police officer who died in a crash during a presidential motorcade. jupiter police officer bruce st. laurent was killed when a pickup truck hit his motorcycle on i-95 in west palm beach. office st. laurent was a 20-year veteran who spent 18 of those years on the motorcycle patrol. that accident is being investigated as vehicular homicide. >>> it's too soon to tell whether tulane football player devon walker will be permanently paralyzed. he's in intensive care in an oklahoma hospital after doctors st
husband, 51 years. >>> see you back here at 9:00. >>> good morning. the race is on. president obama and mitt romney criss-crossing the nation over the holiday weekend. the republican challenger touching down in storm-ravaged louisiana, the president headed there next. will it help them sway the undecideds? >>> health scare. officials saying that some 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins at yosemite national park this summer may be at risk for contracting a deadly virus. >>> and eastwooding. fresh off his performance at the republican convention, movie icon clint eastwood has inspired a new phenomenon, and it's a big hit online today, saturday, september 1st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. and empty chairs across the country have never been so happy before, ever. i mean, empty chairs everywhere are finally getting their time in the spotlight wait until the chair says something. you know who else was almost sitting next to an empty chair? >> here we go
means. in president obama's fy13 budget request, 15% of the total federal budget goes to the department of defense, excluding war funding. there is an additional $88.5 billion of war funding in there as well. social security gets 23% of the federal budget and medicare gets 14%. medicaid gets 7%. 6% goes to interest on the national debt. that is actually going to explode over the next decade and by the end of the decade we will very likely be spending more on and just on the national debt than we do on defense are medicare and medicaid. and about 14% of the federal budget goes to all non-defense discretionary spending, so social security and medicare and medicaid is primarily a mandatory spending programs of talking about the discretionary part of the budget here. that gives you an idea of the order of magnitude. the big items in the federal budget, of course on one side of the equation you have got revenues and on the other side you have got the big ones that are social security, defense and medicare. those are the big one so if you want to frame this as a simple choice or a priority, i
. >>first lady michelle obama took the stage for opening night of the democratic national convention. she spoke about her husband's upbringing and the course he has set for the country. >>i have gotten to see up close and personal what being president really looks like ... i can honestly say that when it comes to his character conviction and his heart barack obama is still the same man that i fell in love with all of those years ago ... >>the first lady also said her husband has proved his values, vision and courage. she made the pitch for the president's re-election bid saying he was the same person who voters embraced four years ago. thousands of obama supporters got some bad news today ... when they found out they won't be able to attend the president's convention speech. wgn's frank holland is live at the dnc in charlotte with details. >>tens of thousands of credential holders were hoping to see barack obama outside the back of the bank of america stadium ... but since it is getting taken indoors there's not enough room ... delegates and others were hoping to see another out tour a
expect it to continue? what assumptions are you making? do you make political assumptions? obama wins or romney wins? or congress goes republican? do you make assumptions about these things as you are thinking about investing? >> i do. i think the republicans will take back the senate and for the equity markets to have a republican congress, that would be both the house and the senate is more important than who is president. the market does better when you have a republican congress. connell: okay. fair enough. there you go. that's what he's thinking about. thank you for coming in. dagen: thank you very much. >>> we have a news alert for you, boeing evacuating its plant south of philadelphia. the company saying several hundred employees at the facility in pennsylvania were evacuated at about 7:30 a.m. eastern time. authorities say a letter was found threatening the facility. this plant makes aircraft for our defense department including the ch-47 helicopter and the v-22. boeing, you can take a look at how the stock is trading, but we will monitor the situation as it develops. connell:
, essentially, of president obama. he says he's not going to get involved. and the teachers union, which is on strike, is an avid supporter of president obama. and he just goes through the policies for a second, will you? >> it's fascinating on so many levels, public employee union money is given to democrats and a democratic mayor and a democratic president, and it's interesting, for mayor emanuel to be successful as a mayor, he has to take down the public sector unions and right now the chicago teachers union. if he does not stand strong and get transformtive change, we will be back here. and to go against the union sponsors in the democratic party and chief of staff with, the president doesn't want him to do that, he doesn't want a see a wedge driven between public sector unions and teachers unions and that's why makes the policies so dicey. stuart: charles. charles: let's talk about the kids for a moment and we know about the gangs and murders aen things like that. black families in chicago make less than 40,000, and teenagers in the household, only one in ten has a job. that's 90% u
that they have not gone away and we have to continue to rely on them. host: does president obama deserve credit for what some of his critics have said, following bush's strategy on the wrort or fighting al qaeda? >> as i said, keeping pressure on the core al qaeda in afghanistan and pakistan have been successful. some of the other techniques being used around the world have been successful. i think it's a different -- not knowing this personally, but i think when you step into the oval office and you have responsiblity for keeping the american people safe, some of the things you may have said on the campaign trail may have to fadeaway. so, i have disagreements with a variety of things, this administration has done in this area. but, i think the things they've continued, despite campaign promises has been helpful. >> this is a recent headline in the washington post. u.s. to designate the haqqani network. what is that and what is the threat? guest: based in the tribal area of pakistan and transits between afghanistan and pakistan. they are some of the most deadly fighters. they are responsible fo
eight years later, president obama was handed a greater than $1 trillion deficit, the largest in history, an economic collapse the likes of which this country hadn't experienced since the great depression, and a situation where jobs were being lost at a rate of 750,000 per month. more than 4 million jobs had been lost in the six months before he took office, another 4 plus-million would be lost in the few months after he was sworn into office. the policies being promoted by the other side are the policies that were in place leading up to the great recession. the president believes that we need to continue along with the kinds of policies that invest in education, invest in clean energy, invest in research and development, and deal with our fiscal challenges in a balanced way -- protect and build the middle class of the united states. and that's what you're hearing him talk about all around the country. >> so does the president blame republicans for the unemployment rate still above 8 percent? >> it's not about blaming. we know that the country was in economic free fall when he took offic
enforce the comprehensive sanctions to respond to this threat. signed, barack obama, the white house. . the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 773 for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 158, house resolution 773. resolved, that at any time after the adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declares the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill h.r. 5544, to authorize and expedite a land exchange involving the national -- involving national forest system land and the district of the superior national forest and certain other national forest system land in the state of minnesota as limited recreational and conservation resources and lands owned by the state of minnesota in trust for the public
. i'm happy to say that the president obama, secretary clinton a, a very, very appreciated. the u.s. government, by no means , supports anything like this. and it is for that reason that we do not see a reaction in the first week. but there will be forces still uses of attendees to get their own design. again, you need to trust us. in declaring it a holiday we think we were able to manage it better than if it had not been declared a holiday. the children, office would have all been the open. would have had more of the charity to cover gate. the type of security measures that the government was able to take by putting in strong, you know, diplomatic missions, we have been able to protect, and that is our responsibility to do so. so, again, allowing us the privilege of knowing how to deal with the situation as it arises. but what is important is that we don't misinterpret. this is one person. this is against what he did. exactly what he said. the united states government response, very good. the united states government about the president thomas secretary clinton, senator perry, as
a president who would be evaluated, like president obama, can you give me your forethought on obama? >> guest: one thing, and i hope this is not too annoying, if you are a true historian, the idea is that unlike current analyst who wait 30 or 40 years and get the documents that people did not see in real-time and also know how the story turned out so that you could gain ahistorical view -- i was we can do that with health care yet. i think on obama, what was your other question? >> host: bernie is now gone. he wanted to talk about presidential cowardice. >> guest: oh, yes, that's right. in my mind, the worst circle of hell should be for a president of doctors the issues of the most important time. if you're trying to think of an example, i think president buchanan would regret the top of the scale. because for four years he tried to dodge the issue of slavery. he didn't want to get involved. he didn't want to make himself unpopular. the result was that when it really came to a head in 1861, once abraham lincoln had the presidency, the conflict over slavery was four years were violent, four ye
evaluate president obama in terms of his health care program? would you consider that an exercise in presidential courage? >> guest: non obama -- i hope this is not too annoying. if you are a historian the idea is unlike current analysts you wade through 40 years and get the documents people did not see in real time and you know how the story turned out so you can and give essentially historical view with some retrospect which obviously we can't do with health care. the jury is out for historians on obama. what was your other question? >> host: bernie is gone. i thought he wanted to talk about presidential cowardice. >> guest: that is exactly right. the worst circle of hell should be reserved for a president who dodges the most important issues of his time and i think if you are trying to think of an example president buchanan would be at the top of the scale because the four years he tried to dodge the issue of slavery. didn't want to get involved or make himself unpopular and the results was when it came to a head in 1861 once abraham lincoln had the presidency the conflict over
of president obama but also of governor romney. here's what he said, bill kristol, one of the preeminent conservative spokesmen in america. in response to romney's revelation at the boca raton fundraiser. kristol wrote it's worth recalling that a good chunk of the 47% who don't pay income tax are romney supporters, especially seniors who might believe they're entitled to health care, a position romney agrees with as well as lower-income americans including men and women serving in the military who think conservative policies are better for the country even if they're not getting a tax cut under the romney plan. so romney seems to have contempt not just for democrats who oppose him but for tens of millions who intend to vote for him" -- end of quote from bill kristol. this was a revelation into his values and his view of america. but it also tells us that he doesn't understand this country and the people who live in it. because when we take a close look at those in the 47%, here is whom -- who we find. the elderly, working families with children and low wage earners. that's the 47%. the e
remembering 911. the president and mrs. obama with ceremonies at the white house and that the pentagon 125 people lost their lives at the pentagon. his message for all of those touched by the attack. >> this is especially difficult for all of you the families of nearly 3000 innocents who lost their lives mothers fathers husbands and wives wives and daughterssons and daughters. >> romney was in chicago this morning and stopped by the fire station at o'hare while catching a flight for nevada at the fire house he shook hands with some of the fire men and women who gave a moment of silence is a tribute to those who died in the attacks. people across the chicago area participated in public events to remember those killed in that horrific event in our nation's history. >> on a bright morning much like september 11, 2001 a couple thousand students from low charter schools on west 47th held up american flags as the larger school flag was lowered to half staff just part of the fervent patriotism displayed during a ceremony to remember 911. the day terrorist crashed passenger planes into four sit
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